<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Kids Camp]]> <![CDATA[Special Needs]]> Camps for kids with special needs.]]> <![CDATA[Kids Camp Directory]]> Come join us for 10 weeks of Dawson's exciting new summer camps and Programs for kids ages 5-18. From June 7 through Aug. 20, we will offer 40 various camps in academics, arts, music and drama, language and culture, sports, and various specialty day camps, running from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Sports Camps]]> Local camps that focus on sports.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight General Camps]]> <![CDATA[Special Needs: Equal opportunity sporting]]> Schmid explains that many public physical education programs are without the budget to provide the equipment and staff needed for disabled kids to participate in many activities and, because of the lack of resources, many of these kids are left sitting on the sidelines. He also notes that the cost of a low-end handcycle starts at $2,000.]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor: Making the connection]]> With ready access to the outdoors in Colorado, making a “natural connection” may seem secondhand. But even here, kids are increasingly living structured and technology-heavy lives. Engaging in the natural world and enjoying unstructured play are said to be imperative to growth, a sense of wonder and development as tomorrow’s environmental protectors.]]> <![CDATA[Performing Arts: Easing into the limelight]]> Bowing to thunderous applause from proud, camera-wielding parents may just seem like practice for young actors with dreams of Broadway, but for every child, healthy self-esteem is essential to future success. By creating a safe environment, performing arts camps work to cultivate this sense of confidence.]]> <![CDATA[CATCH-ing up for the summer]]> Kids are shipped home for summer with reminders that reading and math skills can deteriorate without some attention over the summer. These camps focus on avoiding that.]]> <![CDATA[Faith-Based Camps]]> Colorado summer camps that focus on religion. ]]> <![CDATA[Day Performing Arts Camps]]> Arvada Center summer camps offer fun and creative experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, ceramics, music, creative writing. storytelling and photography for kids ages 5-18 and ArtStart camps for ages 1 -4. All sessions are taught by highly trained, knowledgeable teachers in a safe and fun environment.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Special Needs Camps]]> <![CDATA[Faith-Based: A familial focus on faith]]> As summertime approaches, Maria Shupe and her staff at Highlands Presbyterian Camps and Retreat Center begin their preparations for the throngs of children set to arrive at their picturesque property in Allenspark.]]> <![CDATA[Friending off Facebook]]> When I look back at the summers of my youth, I think of the smell of the outdoors, of canoeing and horseback riding, of archery and s’mores around a campfire with friends. In a word, I think of camp.]]> <![CDATA[A sense of self obtained through experiences]]> Of course a kids camp should be fun, but the special needs programs provided by Adam’s Camp, Colorado Lions Camp and Colorado Center for the Blind go one step further by expanding campers’ perceptions of what is possible.]]> <![CDATA[Visible learning]]> The spacious room is quiet. Jack Johnson tunes fill the background. Anna, one of the workshop participants, delicately adds green glitter around the edges of her birdhouse.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Sports Camps]]> <![CDATA[General: A new sense of self]]> Let’s face it — being a kid can be tough. Bullies like to pick on the shy kids, the geeky kids, those who carry around a few more pounds than the others. All that can take its toll on a child’s self-esteem and confidence. But that doesn’t have to be the case at camp.]]> <![CDATA[Educational Camps]]> Rockets with an explosion of science! Spend the morning conducting some wacky science projects, along with making new friends during team-building activities.]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor camps]]> (For fourth to sixth graders.) Campers will progress from basic to advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater paddleboarding, mountain biking and outdoor stewardship.]]> <![CDATA[Day Faith-Based Camps]]>